by Whitney Rife
MGM Grand is a monster-sized, 5,000-room hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. It is famous for its huge green towers and its live lion exhibit. Lions are rotated three times a day from a reserve outside of the city. Kids will love walking beneath the glass enclosure and looking up to find themselves only a couple feet from the lions. Baby cubs are also available for photo shoots. Grand Tower rooms, suites and skylofts at the hotel feature comfortably plush beds, sitting areas and marble bathrooms. The West Wing presents more sophisticated, chic rooms with DVD players, abstract artworks and classy mirrors. Skylofts are on the top two floors of the towers, offering uncompromised views of the Strip. In-room dining is available at all hours of the day or night. About 20 restaurants, cafes and bars are at the MGM Grand. Studio Cafe is the only place to go for breakfast, serving some amazing pancakes with diced bacon in the batter. Other top restaurants and lounges are the famous Emeril’s, Rainforest Cafe and Diego’s with evening music. There’s no need to leave the MGM, as all your needs can be met within the resort. Families can shop, take the CSI experience or see a Cirque du Soleil show. Famous names often grace the hotel, like singer Andrea Bocelli and magician David Copperfield. The Grand Pool Complex houses five pools with three whirlpools, bungalows and cabanas. A meandering river allows guests to float under bridges and pass waterfalls while enjoying the island oasis.
Our Editor Loves
- Five pools
- Lion Habitat
- Many good restaurants
Personally for me this was the worst hotel I have stayed in over the last fifteen years to travel to this city. It is old and the casino floors are filthy and smokey. It was a real disappointing stay for me. Check out staff were grumpy and unhelpful, concierge were only interested in tips so service was pathetic. Maybe it is american culture and I just don't get it.
Just back from 6 night stayed in Stay Well Room 16th Floor.Room was nice and cleaned every day.All staff were friendly and helpful.Covenient for all attractions.Transport options are very good.Monorail for short trips.Uber onsite pick up.The Deuce for both North and South strip stop just 2 mins outside the hotel.This is a very large busy hotel with lots of conference attendees.Food and drink very good.Brunch buffet was excellent so much choice.KA was quite spectacular. Great holiday.